via Vientiane Times, 01 April 2018:
The Department of Heritage and international organisations met here this week to discuss ongoing projects to conserve and restore the temple ruins at Vat Phou Champassak.
The ancient temple’s protection and preservation must be undertaken to maintain its listing as a UN Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) world heritage site.
Source: Govt, int’l partners review conservation of Vat Phou Champassak | Vientiane Times
A travel piece on Vat Phou, one of the earliest Angkor temples located Laos.
Vat Phou in Laos, Stuff.co.nz 20111018
Vat Phou temple’s ancient history
Stuff.co.nz, 18 October 2011
A travel piece from the Bangkok post about traveling in Southern Laos – some of the ancient features being the Angkorian temples of Vat Phou and Vat Oum Muong.
Vat Phou, Bangkok Post 20110602
The charms of Champasak
Bangkok Post, 02 June 2011
Vat Phou, a Khmer temple in Laos, is set to be renovated with the help of the Archaeological Survey of India.
Vat Phou, Laos. Wikicommons image
India to renovate 11th century Shiva Temple in Laos [Link no longer available]
Laos News.net, via ANI, 10 September 2010
This week’s rojak features the dying tradition of gong tuning in Vietnam, and a case of stolen tradition in a spat between Indonesia and Malaysia. And a special treat for those who missed the Hobbit Symposium earlier this year.
photo credit: roktobaren
06 October 2007 (Newindpress) – If there’s such a thing as universal appeal in Southeast Asia, it’s gotta be the Hindu epic, the Ramayana. Drs M. and S. Krishnasamy write about how the influence of epic of Rama manifests itself in the countries of Southeast Asia.
A Sea view of Rama
Dr S Krishnaswamy and Dr Mohana Krishnaswamy
We are at the tail end of a fascinating journey through history, in a time machine that took us back 2500 years, and often brought us back and forth to the 21st Century. We made several trips in 2006 â€” first, for research and then for filming a television documentary serial titled Indian Imprints to be telecast on Doordarshanâ€™s national network. It deals with the impact of ancient Indian culture on Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. This â€œepisodeâ€ is devoted to Rama as perceived in SEA (â€˜South East Asiaâ€™, not the Sea at Palk Straight, which is making waves).